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post #16 of 28
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May i just ask, whats wrong with the he300's? It sounds decent enough for rock, and sits at my price point.

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Ugh, Denon D2000 is a pretty bad recommendation for rock...
They are slow headphones and won't be able to keep up with the speed of metal/rock

Figures no one would agree with me. I concur they are a slower set of cans, but I also find that statement a little ridiculous. I'll take sheer power over speed anyway.

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

May i just ask, whats wrong with the he300's? It sounds decent enough for rock, and sits at my price point.

 

I would say nothing is wrong with it. It should be a top contender. Unfortunately I haven't heard them. Only heard good things. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

Figures no one would agree with me. I concur they are a slower set of cans, but I also find that statement a little ridiculous. I'll take sheer power over speed anyway.

 

Nothing wrong with that, man. I like alot of bass with my rock. I even dug the way rock sounded on the Pro 900. It's all about what you want. Nothing wrong with Denon at all, and if you want bass and power, go for it. But that recessed midrange will shortchange guitars in most people's opinion. I'm a basshead and not into rock, so that's probably why I like the Pro 900 with rock! :)

post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

May i just ask, whats wrong with the he300's? It sounds decent enough for rock, and sits at my price point.

 

Here's the thing, we have a little unspoken rule here about not recommending gear we haven't heard.  It makes sense if you think about it.  How can we recommend something if we have no experience with it right?

 

So, in order for you to receive the HE-300 as a recommendation, several things need to happen:  (a) a member here must own (or otherwise have had experience with) the HE-300; (b) listen to rock (ideally the bands you listed); (c) hold a personal belief that the HE-300 is suitable for rock (ideally the bands you listed); and (d) happen to be looking at this thread.  Unless all of those conditions are met, you're probably not going to have someone recommending the HE-300 to you.

 

BTW, how do you know that the HE-300 sounds decent enough for rock?

 

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Sorry, slight correction.  It's not an unspoken rule.  It's explicitly mentioned in the posting guidelines as follows:  "Please don't recommend equipment you don't own or otherwise don't have a reasonable amount of familiarity with."

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

Here's the thing, we have a little unspoken rule here about not recommending gear we haven't heard.  It makes sense if you think about it.  How can we recommend something if we have no experience with it right?

 

So, in order for you to receive the HE-300 as a recommendation, several things need to happen:  (a) a member here must own (or otherwise have had experience with) the HE-300; (b) listen to rock (ideally the bands you listed); (c) hold a personal belief that the HE-300 is suitable for rock (ideally the bands you listed); and (d) happen to be looking at this thread.  Unless all of those conditions are met, you're probably not going to have someone recommending the HE-300 to you.

 

BTW, how do you know that the HE-300 sounds decent enough for rock?

 

EDIT:

Sorry, slight correction.  It's not an unspoken rule.  It's explicitly mentioned in the posting guidelines as follows:  "Please don't recommend equipment you don't own or otherwise don't have a reasonable amount of familiarity with."

Oh yes, i totally agree with this, unfortunately i cannot audition for headphones because i live nowhere near any stores ,to my knowledge, so all i can hope for is that somebody that listens to my music and has the proper headphones for my budget reads this thread. 

 

I figured that the he300's would be fairly good at rock because i remember reading that it has great mids, has a decent bass for rock, and thats all i remember reading honestly.

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

Oh yes, i totally agree with this, unfortunately i cannot audition for headphones because i live nowhere near any stores ,to my knowledge, so all i can hope for is that somebody that listens to my music and has the proper headphones for my budget reads this thread.

 

Sure, I understand.  Occasionally, one of us might still mention a unit we haven't heard, but it's considered rather poor form.  Usually, that member will get a little slap on the wrist for it from other members as a reminder.  In a case like yours, its particularly important for all of us to be very careful about what we say (because it's not convenient for you to audition these recommendations).  And so because it is your money, we gotta be careful in how we suggest that you spend it, know what I mean?

 

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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

I figured that the he300's would be fairly good at rock because i remember reading that it has great mids, has a decent bass for rock, and thats all i remember reading honestly.

 

I see. It's very possible, though I can't say as I haven't heard them, lol!  smile.gif  No matter who says what (gasp, even here on Head-Fi), try to purchase from a place with a nice return policy and no (or minimal) restocking fee.  That way, just in case you're really not pleased with them, you can exchange it for something you do like.

post #22 of 28
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Ok, so after some more research, i found 3 new headphones that i am considering. The AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT 880 or 990. So, which ones seem best with modern rock? Fast paced cans that play mids well, and have the right bass for rock. I realize the three of them benefit from an amp, and i am planning on getting the Fiio e9 and i will be getting the asus xonar dx soundcard.

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

Ok, so after some more research, i found 3 new headphones that i am considering. The AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT 880 or 990. So, which ones seem best with modern rock? Fast paced cans that play mids well, and have the right bass for rock. I realize the three of them benefit from an amp, and i am planning on getting the Fiio e9 and i will be getting the asus xonar dx soundcard.

I just got my Asus Xonar Essence today and I own the 990's. The 600ohm seems to be the revered model. I'm still getting a feel for them, the bass takes some getting used to coming from a denon; also being open headphones they seem to handle bass a little differently. 

 

They seem to handle rock pretty well, but the midsection is not going to blow your face off (unless I suppose you used the right amp, which I can tell by only having them a short time, they need a really nice powerful amp.)

post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 

Well, i'm done... i just went with the beyerdynamic 880's (250 ohm) e9 amp and xonar dx soundcard. Hope it all works out for me.

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

Well, i'm done... i just went with the beyerdynamic 880's (250 ohm) e9 amp and xonar dx soundcard. Hope it all works out for me.

The Asus Essence powers the phones really well, hopefully that one does too.

post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Starburst1 View Post

Ok, so the thing with the denon AHD2000 (or at least i am pretty sure thats what you meant) seem great, but from looking online, i could only find that from one retalier and that is amazon, for $350 which is outside of my budget. That is why i probably didn't look into them after reading your post from my last thread.

 

As for the audioengine d1, is it really a better option than combining the fiio e9 and xonar dx?


You need sound card only if you do gaming too otherwise D1 will be your item needed to enjoy music

post #27 of 28

Beyerdynamic DT880's + Fiio E11 amp

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post


You need sound card only if you do gaming too otherwise D1 will be your item needed to enjoy music

yes i do plan on using it for gaming.

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